Bell Helmets Backing Knoxville’s Capitani Classic

Bell Helmets Backing
Brad Sweet (49) battles Terry McCarl during last year's Capitani Classic. (Dick Ayers photo)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Bell Helmets has been named as the title sponsor of the upcoming Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway.

Bell Helmets became the Official Helmet of Knoxville Raceway last year, protecting the Sprint Car Capital of the World’s flagmen, safety crew and four-wheeler drivers.

The Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank was created in 2011 to honor Knoxville Raceway’s legendary track promoter Ralph Capitani.

“Bell Helmets is proud to sponsor an event honoring the legendary Ralph Capitani,” said Bell Racing USA President Kyle Kietzmann. “Ralph’s leadership and vision helped transform Knoxville Raceway into the nation’s premier sprint car facility treasured by race fans and racers from around the world.”

“The passion that Ralph Capitani had for this sport and this race track is mirrored by the passion Bell Helmets has for the sport and driver safety,” added Kendra Jacobs, Director of Marketing at Knoxville Raceway. “They’re a perfect fit for this event and we’re proud of the safety innovations they bring to the drivers who race here, and our flagmen, safety crew and four-wheeler operators.”

The annual 410 winged sprint car race is held the first Sunday of August and is the drivers’ final attempt to fine tune their car before the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, Aug. 7-10.

Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet is the defending winner of both the Capitani Classic and the Knoxville Nationals.


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